Balluff breaking new ground
By Canadian Packaging StaffGeneral Controls/Drives Balluff Inc. new facility
Automation supplier Balluff breaks ground on new sales, customer support, and training center in Kentucky.
Balluff Inc. broke ground on its new building in Florence, Ky. on April 11, 2013 with Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear attending the ceremonial event along with other community and company officials.
“Balluff has found a successful home in Northern Kentucky, with steady growth here over the past 30 years,” says Beshear. “We’re proud to have the company’s U.S. headquarters in Kentucky, and especially happy to see the company continue to expand, adding 24 new jobs and investing $6 million in the Commonwealth.”
Balluff’s new 48,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in March 2014, and will be a state-of-the art customer support, training, and sales and marketing center.
The facility will include green concepts and worker-friendly features, such as 100 percent employee access to daylight from workspaces. Balluff is expected to boost employment by adding approximately 60-100 jobs (local and across the country) over the next five years.
“Balluff is working hard to help keep jobs in America by offering our customers technology and expertise to increase their productivity, improve their quality and reduce their total cost of ownership, helping to make U.S. manufacturing the most productive in the world!” says Kent Howard, president of Balluff, Inc.
One of the world’s leading automation suppliers, Balluff specializes in products for industrial sensing, networking, and identification for a wide range of applications and industries, including: inductive, photoelectric, vision, capacitive and magnetic sensors as well as linear position transducers, RFID systems, and networking products.
Balluff is the U.S. subsidiary of Balluff GmbH, based in Neuhausen, Germany, which also has a Canadian arm located in Mississauga, Ont., Canada.
The company’s U.S. headquarters currently employs more than 150 people, and has been located in Independence since 1983, with expansions in 1994 and 2001. The facility is the final assembly, distribution, and training site for Balluff in the U.S.
For more information on Balluff, visit: www.balluff.us or In Canada only, contact Norman J. Clarke, President, Balluff Canada in Mississauga, Ont. at 1-800-927-9654 or 905-816-1494, 905-816-1411.